Electric Cars

Electric-Car Warning: Check Your Utility Bill Carefully!

Electric-Car Warning: Check Your Utility Bill Carefully!

It is apparently quite possible that the local utility company that provides the power to charge your new electric vehicle may not have "all its ducks in a row" when it comes to charging you properly for that electricity. I recently bought both a 2011 Nissan Leaf and a 2011 Chevy Volt, and well... read more

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Coulomb electric-car charger, Madison, WI

Need a Place to Plug Your Electric Car in? Reserve it First

Ask any electric car owner to list their favorite benefits of driving an electric car and the chances are that not queuing for gasoline is among them. With relatively few... read more April 25, 2011 by 4


Electric Cars: How They Work, What You Need To Know (Video)

Driving the 2011 Chevrolet Volt leads all sorts of people to ask you questions: passers-by, the guy at the parking garage...and sometimes, even museums. A few weeks ago, we... read more April 25, 2011 by 1

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Elon Musk, Bob Lutz On Red Carpet At 'Revenge of Electric Car' Premiere

Every movie has to have a premiere, and every premiere has to have a red carpet. When the red carpet is on a Manhattan sidewalk, with plenty of passers-by stopping to gawk... read more April 23, 2011 by 0

'Revenge of the Electric Car' movie: Elon Musk and Bob Lutz

Review: 'Revenge Of The Electric Car' Optimistic, Accurate, Lacks A Villain

From Michael Moore's Roger And Me in 1989 to Chris Paine's 2006 Who Killed The Electric Car?, there's no shortage of documentaries that portray auto-industry executives as... read more April 23, 2011 by 18

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Why Californians Need A Parking Permit To Charge Electric Cars

No one knows the ins and outs of electric-car usage like the early adopters, especially those who've already taken delivery of a 2011 Nissan Leaf or a 2011 Chevrolet Volt... read more April 22, 2011 by 8

GM EV1 Anti-Crush Protests,  Screenshot, Who Killed The Electric Car?

'Who Killed The Electric Car?' Sequel Premieres Tonight (Video)

It's taken as gospel by many of the people who have seen it since its 2006 release, and there's no denying its influence. "Who Killed the Electric?" seemingly stung General... read more April 22, 2011 by 0

2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, powered by MiEV, launch event at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Mitsubishi Prices 2012 'i' Electric Car At $27,990 Before Tax Breaks

Driving electric just got cheaper, as Mitsubishi announced that its 2012 'i' electric car would be priced at just $27,990 before incentives when deliveries begin in... read more April 21, 2011 by 3

2012 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept, New York Auto Show, April 2011

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept: New York Auto Show Live Photos

Blue light bathed the concept car in the corner before Nissan launched its 2012 Versa sedan at the 2011 New York Auto Show today. The images were so striking we thought we'd... read more April 20, 2011 by 1

BMW ActiveE electric car, at BMW Manhattan media event, April 2011

BMW ActiveE Lease Price: $499 A Month For Electric 4-Seater

The choices among electric cars just keep getting better, as BMW has now announced the lease details for the first stage of its evolution into BMW-branded electric cars. The... read more April 18, 2011 by 1

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE Electric Car Priced At $499 Per Month, $2,250 Down

Electric cars, at the moment, cost more to buy than gasoline cars of similar size and with similar features, powertrain excepted. Leases on electric cars from mass-market... read more April 18, 2011 by 2


Electric-Car Charging Stations Pop Up All Over, Hotels Included

While AllCarsElectric posts are regularly written from at least three countries, occasionally we get to cover electric-car events in our own back yard--specifically, Palo... read more April 18, 2011 by 18

25 Most Electric-Vehicle-Ready Cities

Is Your City Ready For Electric Vehicles?

Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. The 25 cities are dotted all over the country... read more April 15, 2011 by 5

2013 Audi A3 leaked official sketches

Redesigned Audi A3 Getting New Sedan Model, Six Different Power Sources

Audi is currently working on a new generation of its A3, a preview of which we got at last month’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show in the form of the Audi A3 Sedan concept... read more April 14, 2011 by 1

Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Why Silicon Valley Won't Be Detroit For Green Carmakers

We don’t hear “death of Detroit” stories as often now as we did a year ago. When GM and Chrysler plunged into bankruptcy and the entire U.S. industry laid... read more April 13, 2011 by 12

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Consumer Reports: Usually Thoughtful, Not Always Accurate

Last week, the Associated Press distributed a video report called "Are Electric Cars Worth the Price?" (It's embedded at the bottom of this article.) The video featured this... read more April 12, 2011 by 7



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